Har Ki Dun Trek

Har Ki Dun Trek

Har Ki Dun ( Valley of the Gods) Valley is situated below Fateh Parvat and is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Himalayas of Gharwal.  The most popular route for trekkers to visit this place is via Govind National Park. The trekkers can see a wide variety of birds, insects, flowers and animals including musk deer, wild goats and many more in addition to numerous glaciers, mountain streams, alpine forests and wide rolling meadows on the way. It’s an easy trek and although some experience of trekking will be helpful, it’s not really required and thus can be attempted by anyone in good health.

DAY 1: Arrival at Sankri

Depending upon starting location, Rishikesh, Dehradun etc. we’ll reach Sankri village (altitude 2000 m) by evening and rest for rest of the day after some local sightseeing. Sankri is around 5 hours drive from Rishikesh and 7 hours from Dehradun. From here we’ll be able to get a bit of close look on high snow covered peaks of Himalayan mountains. We’ll stayTrekking in Himalayas, Rishikesh in our camp site or a small guesthouse for the night.

DAY 2 : Sankri to Seema via Taluka

The mornings in this region are almost always cold. So after a good breakfast and a  cup of hot chai, we’ll start our trek by walking to Taluka, another small hamlet 12 kms away. It should take around 4 hours and we’ll have our lunch there. After a bit of rest, we’ll resume walking again and reach Seema village (altitude 2700 m)about 14 km away. Trekking on this stretch is very scenic with a number of wild plant species including roses, deodar, chestnut making the surroundings colourful. If covering 26 km in a day seems too much, this day can be extended in to two with an overnight stay in Sankri and next in Taluka. We can also stop near a waterfall on way to Taluka for the night.

DAY 3: Taluka to Osla

Our next destination will be Osla, another small hamlet in between the majestic wilderness of Himalayas.  We may encounter some elusive wild animals like wild boar, leopard,  deer and numerous species of big and small birds.  On he way, we’ll stop at Dhatmir village for rest and lunch. The walk will be quite pleasant with views of lush green forests, hundreds of blooming colourful flowers, butterflies and wild orchids. We;ll put up our tents in the evening and rest for the night after a hearty dinner.

DAY 4: Osla To Har Ki Dun

This day will be the day of reckoning as we pack up our campsite at Osla to trek towards our destination, Har Ki Dun. It’s around 11 km away from Osla and takes about 5 hours. The terrain and sights will remain just about the same but with the addition of views of  some majestic glaciers like Swargarohini and Juandar visible at an altitude of 6200 m. We’ll set up our campsite on reaching our campsite and spend the rest of day enjoying the sights of majestic Himalayan mountains and forests around us. A free day at Har Ki dun for some local exploration is usually recommended for rest and proper Himalayan experience. There is a lot to see and explore in this area including mountain streams, meadows,  countless species of flora and fauna and so on. Sunrise and sunset are specially beautiful and memorable.

DAY 5: Har Ki Dun to Osla Wildlife spotting in Himalays

Osla will be our first stop on our journey back. We can also walk further till Taluka if weather permits and the travelers are fit enough. By this time, the route is familiar and there is more appreciation of the sights and wonders we are leaving behind. If desired, we may also take some shortcuts, which are a bit difficult to cover, but reduce the travel time by a hour or more. But it’s not advisable for everyone.

DAY 6: Osla to Sankri

If our previous stop was at Osla, the trek to Sankri will be 26 km long and will take around 8-9 hours. We’ll have to leave early morning to reach our campsite at Sankri before daylight fades. This night will be our last night in a campsite under the stars and we’ll enjoy it to the fullest by arranging a bonfire.

DAY 7: Drive back to Rishikesh, Dehradun etc.

Say good bye to the cool Himalayan mountains of Gharwal and get in to the car for journey back to “civilisation”.

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Roop Kund Trek ( 6 Days)

Roop Kund Trek ( 6 Days)

Roop Kund,  a small remote lake deep in middle of Himalayas wilderness became suddenly famous when bones of a number of  people were discovered there. There are a number of theories about the identity of people who died there and how did it happen. Some people believe that those are the remains of pilgrims who lost their way and were caught up in a freak storm or avalanche. Others believe that the victims were part of General Zoravar Singh of Jammu who were returning after a raid on Tibet. Apart from this mystery, this lake is situated in a very picturesque setting at an altitude of more than 5000 meters in a mountainous feature called Trishul in Garhwal region of Uttrakhand. This trekking route passes through some lush green grasslands, dense forests and countless small mountain streams.  This trek is not too tough but some previous experience of trekking in mountains is required due to amount of walking and altitude. It’s common to encounter snow in some locations during trek. Trekking in Himalayas, Rishikesh

DAY 1: Rishikesh to Mundoli

We’ll drive towards Mundoli village while passing through Rudraprayag, Devprayag and a few small towns and villages along the way. The drive takes approximately 8-9 hours and we’ll stop at 2-3 places for rest, breakfast and lunch. We’ll stay in our campsite in Mundoli for the night.

DAY2 : Mundoli to Bedni Bugyal via Wan

In the morning, we’ll drive about 10 km to Wan which is the place from where actual trekking begins. After getting our gear off from car, we’ll take the trail leading to Bedni Bugyal (altitude 3350 m) which is a trek of 11 km and takes around 3-4 hours to cover. Bedni is an extremely picturesque place with rolling grassy slopes stretching for miles interspersed with colourful flowers and  dense bunch of trees.  It’s a great site for camping and an important site for local shepherds as their summer grazing site. We can spend one extra day here enjoying the sights and getting acclimatised to the higher altitude.

DAY 3: Bedni Bugyal to Bagubassa

BaguBassa (altitude 4100 meters) in local Gharwaali dialect means place of flowers and reaching there you’ll realise why.There are dozens of species of wild flowers in the place including the rare Brahma Kamal ( a type of lotus) which grows only at this altitude. Due to the increasing altitude, trekkers will begin to feel the effects of rarefied air and each step will require more energy. We’ll have to walk around 10 km on this day to reach our next camping site. Altitude will keep on increasing till the rest of trek till Roopkund, so we’d like to reach Bagubassa as early as possible to get acclimatised. We’ll stay there for 2 or more nights depending upon the weather.

DAY 4: Bagubassa to Roopkund

Day 4 will begin with trek to Kaluka Vinayak Pass and passing through Pathar Nachwani.  We’ll have to start early morning otherwise the snow gets soft as the sun rises making the walk difficult. Walking on this route, we’ll see some amazing sights which include magnificent views of high Himalayan peaks such as Badrinath, Trishul, Nanda Devi and a few more.  The route will also pass through some high altitude pastures which remain covered with snow for better part of the year. When we reach near Roop Kund, we may be able to see remains of some humans and horses who died here mysteriously 4-5 centuries back.  Rup Kund Trek

A must do thing during a visit to Rookund is the climb to Junargali, a peak on the ridge about 100 meters. It can be done on most days except if the weather is really bad. The trekkers get a really good view of the lake and surrounding scenery from here. After this, we walk down the slope to our camp at Bedni Bugyal or  Bagubassa for rest and dinner.

DAY 5: Bedni Bugyal/Bagubassa to Wan

This day, we retrace our steps back to Wan via Bedni Bugyal if we stayed for the night in Bagu Bassa. The journey will be easier as the path is comparatively easier and air gets thicker with decrease in altitude. We’ll pass through some beautiful Rhododendron forests and will have to climb a ridge to reach Wan village and our campsite for the night.

DAY 6: Wan to Rishikesh

Early morning breakfast and we say bye bye to the Bugyals, meadows, forests and river streams of the region to retrace our steps back to Rishikesh.

Trekking and Camping holiday in Chopta, Chandrashila and Deoria Taal

 Trekking and Camping holiday in Chopta, Chandrashila and Deoria Taal

This trek is a great introduction to people who want to graduate to multi-day trekking and camping trips slowly and gradually from normal sightseeing tours. This trek covers Tungnath, Chandrashila, Chopta and Deoria Taal with treks of varying duration and intensity. But neither of the treks are too difficult and can be enjoyed by travelers in reasonably fit physical condition. The charm of staying in camps under clear night skies of Himalayas of Gharwal is a big attraction of this trekking tour.

Lahaul Spiti Travel Packages

Lahaul Spiti Travel Packages

We provide a variety of adventure travel and vacation packages in Lahaul Spiti region. Travellers can either choose any of the following packages as it is or ask for modifications as per their budgets and needs. The price of tour packages may differ according to adventure activities, mode of transport, duration of tour, food etc. Lahaul Spiti Valley Tour Packages

All of our travel packages of Lahaul Spiti region offer the following facilities:

  • TRANSPORT: Transport in a shared or private car. (Tat Sumo, Mahindra Scorpio, Toyota Innova, Jeep). Pickup and drop from other places in Himachal Pradesh, New Delhi, Chandigarh and nearby places is also offered.
  • ACCOMODATION: You can choose between our hotels, guest houses, camping areas or home stays in different regions.
  • ACTIVITiES: Camping, Trekking, Mountain climbing, Bird watching, Jungle safari, Motorcycle rides, Yoga, Meditation, Cultural activities, Volunteer activities
  • MEALS: Nutritious, hygienic and delicious local as well as international food in most places on demand.
  • GUIDES: Trained, qualified and helpful guides and porters from the local community.

Chandertaal Lake Camping in Spiti

Chandertaal Lake Camping in Spiti

Chandertaal (Chandra Taal) Lake is one of the best places in India for a camping and trekking holiday. Mean of Chandra Taal is Moon Lake in Hindi and it’s situated in beautiful Spiti valley at an altitude of 4300 meters. It offers breath taking views for sight seeing and a challenging terrain for trekking. Although you can drive up to a distance of 1 km from lake, the nearby areas offer the perfect place for setting up campsites and to enjoy short or long treks.

Chandertal Lake is closed for tourists for almost 7 months in a year, but it’s still one of most sought after destinations for adventure tourism in India. Jamaica’s Travel Spiti organises various kinds of adventure tourism activities in this area.

CampingChandertaal Lake Camp near Chandertaal Lake, Spiti

Over the last 10 years, we have made a name for ourselves by arranging fun and affordable camping holidays for tourists from all over the world. Our campsite is about 15 minutes walk from the lake and meets all ecological and environment guidelines laid down by the government an forest department. We are  the only tour operator offering camping and treks to Samudri Taapoo, the origins of Chandra river which is the biggest river flowing through Spiti valley.

3 Days travel plan of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur

3 Days travel plan of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur

Day 1- Arrival at Delhi

Upon arrival, friendly tour guide meets and greets at the airport before going on a delightful Delhi city tour by car to view amazing sights like the Akshardham Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, Connaught Place and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. Breakfast at Delhi hotel.


Day 2- Depart for Jaipur via Agra

After breakfast at the hotel take an early morning drive to Agra that takes about 4 hours to visit Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza Fatehpur Sikri. Travel by road to Jaipur from Agra after sightseeing. The journey takes another 4 hours. Enjoy a luxurious hotel stay in Jaipur complete with dinner.

Day 3- Returning to Delhi

After breakfast at the hotel, an Elefantastic experience awaits you – have fun washing, feeding them, learn about them and their place in Indian culture. Then head off to view the the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Amer Fort and Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds. A late evening departure for Delhi completes an exciting tour.

Udaipur Food Walk

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Udaipur Food Walk

A large number of varied dishes with their origins in Mewar region of Rajasthan and neighbouring state of Gujarat are included in tour. Each dish is sourced from the most famous and most reputed food joints operating in Udaipur for decades and in some instances, multiple generations.

Some examples of the delectable food tour in Udaipur included in the food tours are Mirchi Vada, different types of Kachauris with different stuffings, Onion Samosas, Daal Baati Choorma the signature dish of Rajasthan and many others from places like Jagdish Mishthan Bhandar, Paliwal and many others. All of this is a mixture of some great street food as well as food from air-conditioned places where you can sit in relative peace and quiet to enjoy the flavours. Meat is a part of traditional Rajasthani cuisine and is represented by the iconic Laal Maans, a type of mutton curry. But Mewari cuisine of Udaipur is rather famous for it’s vegetarian food which consists of kachauris, vadas etc. mentioned earlier.